Eggs

Backyard Farms

• June 23rd, 2011 • Nonna's Vegetable Garden

Farm-Fresh Eggs in the City Does the thought of really fresh eggs and milk appeal to you? Add the word organic and you have my interest! Have you ever thought about keeping chickens and goats in your backyard? To tell the truth, I haven’t, but the residents of Denver have given this a considerable amount [...]



Good Egg Gone Bad

• August 23rd, 2010 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Good Egg Eggs are nearly a perfect food. They’re not just yellow yolk containing the fat and white containing protein. Eggs contain a wide array of essential vitamins and minerals. Eggs have vitamins A, E B1, B2, B6 and B12. They’re one of the few foods containing vitamin D. In addition, they have iron, zinc, [...]



Failsafe, No-Think Hardboiled Eggs

• June 1st, 2009 • Breakfast

Have you every tried to peel an egg, only to end up with bits and pieces of the shell stuck to the egg? Do your hard-boiled eggs end up dimpled? This was always a problem for me, especially when boiling eggs for deviled eggs. Dimpled eggs aren’t very pretty. I learned a trick that makes hard-boiled [...]



Egg-licious

• March 24th, 2009 • Super Foods

Eggs are God’s little storehouse of sunshine; they are one of the few foods containing the sunshine vitamin D. An egg has over 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of fat (cholesterol). Eggs also contain B vitamins (B6, B12 and Folate) and vitamins A, E and K. Eggs are truly a super food. In [...]



3 Easy Meal Tips

• January 23rd, 2009 • Kitchen Time-Savers

Do you have a lot on your plate? I do, and I’ve found that if I have three pre-made items at hand and a few basics in my pantry, I can whip up a nutritious meal in minutes. Also, it’s easier to have your kids pull together the evening meal when all they’re doing is [...]



American Nutrition Sadly Lacking

• October 14th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

I read an eye-popping article in the Sunday Denver Post. It looks at data about the American lifestyle complied from John de Graaf. The data compares the U.S. with 14 European Union countries in quality-of-life indicators. He says that it’s clear the health care, safety, and education are faltering in America. “For example, he says, [...]



Fun Food Quiz

• October 9th, 2008 • Fun in Nonna's Kitchen

Just for fun, let’s take a little food quiz. How many questions can you answer correctly? TRUE or FALSE: 1) Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries. 2) Rinsing eggs before cracking them removes bacteria. 3) Frozen food stays good for as long as it’s kept in the freezer. 4) You’re more likely to be hungry [...]



Egg Boats

• October 1st, 2008 • Salads & Sandwiches

This is a recipe for fun! Even picky eaters love to help in the kitchen. You’ll incorporate multi-sensory learning when you make these yummy Egg Boats with your children. One hardboiled egg yields 2 boats. Begin with 1 hardboiled egg. Have your child help peel it. Talk about the shell, how hard it is and [...]



Sunday Quiche

• June 1st, 2008 • Breakfast

Sunday Quiche Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees and then bake a pre-made single crust whole-wheat pie shell for 10 minutes or make your own pie crust. Recipe follows. Remove pie crust and reduce heat to 350 degrees. While crust is in the oven assemble: 4 beaten eggs 1¼ cups milk 2 sliced green onions ½ [...]



Free-Range Chicken Eggs: More Nutritious

• May 20th, 2008 • Super Foods

Why did the chicken cross the road? Perhaps Mother Earth News has the answer to this age-old question! True free-range eggs are far more nutritious than eggs from commercially raised hens. They say, eggs from hens raised on pasture contain more omega-3 fatty acids, beta carotene, and vitamins A and E! That’s great news! The [...]